HALAL means Lawful. Halal products are fast gaining worldwide recognition as a new benchmark for safety and quality assurance. Products that are produced with Halal certification are readily acceptable by Muslim consumers as well as consumers from other religion.This acceptance is due to wholesomeness concept of halal, which covers not only the Shariah requirement, but also the hygiene, sanitation and safety aspects.
‘’Halal is a term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law’’.
Halal provides a set of laws and guiding principles, and separates out those animals that are prohibited ‘haram’ and permitted ‘halal’, as well as outlining methods of slaughtering, prohibits consuming blood or blood products and intoxicants (e.g. alcohol) etc.
We can help you identify Halal compliance of critical ingredients in
- Processed Meats
- Health and Beauty
- Flavours and Ingredients
- Bakery and Food Processing
- Food Supplements and Other Consumables
There were 3 types of Halal certificates:
- Registration of a site certificate: This type of certificate signifies that a plant, production facility, food establishment, slaughterhouse, abattoir, or any establishment handling food has been inspected and approved to produce, distribute, or market halal food. This does not mean that all food products made or handled at such a facility are halal certified. A site certificate should not be used as a Halal product certificate.
- Halal certificate for a specific product with specific duration: This type of certificate signifies that the listed product or products meet the halal guidelines formulated by the certifying organization. Such a certificate may be issued for a certain time period or for a specified quantity of the product destined for a particular distributor or importer. If the certificate is for a specific quantity, it may be called a batch certificate or a shipment certificate. Meat and poultry products, for which each batch or consignment has to be certified, generally receive a batch certificate.
- Yearly certification: This may be automatically renewed contingent on passing the annual inspection, through halal compliance and payment of the certification fee.
However, there were some surveys showing that entrepreneurs facing certification challenges when entering the global Halal market:
- Reaching a consensus on certification requirements that avoids confusing, contradictory and costly requirements that will inhibit development of the Halal industry;
- Protecting the integrity of Halal certification in order to avoid a loss of confidence by consumers;
- Ensuring that claims regarding health and safety are based on science;
- The relative lack of market information on Halal markets presents a significant challenge to exporters, especially exporters new to these markets.
Niall offer’s a customized training programme on HALAL for:-
- HALAL - Awareness on implementation and documentation requirements
- HALAL - Internal Auditor training